Cover image for Gideon Falls. Volume 1, The black barn / Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino ; with colors by: Dave Stewart ; lettering and design by: Steve Wands.
Gideon Falls. Volume 1, The black barn / Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino ; with colors by: Dave Stewart ; lettering and design by: Steve Wands.
Title Variants:
Black barn

Gideon Falls.
Publication Information:
Portland, Oregon : Image Comics, Inc., [2018]

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
General Note:
Cover title.

"Contains material originally published in single magazine form as Gideon Falls #1-6" -- indicia.
The legend of the Black Barn tells of an otherwordly buidling that has appeared and reappeared throughout history, bringing death and madness in its wake. Now its mystery ensnares and entwines the lives of two very different men. One: a young recluse, obsessed with finding hidden clues within the city's trash. The other: a washed-up Catholic priest, finding his place in a small town that hides dark secrets. Neither of them are prepared for what's inside the Black Barn.
Audience/Reading Level:
Rated: M / Mature.


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The lives of a reclusive young manobsessed with a conspiracy in the city's trash and a washed-up Catholicpriest arriving in a small town full of dark secrets become intertwined aroundthe mysterious legend of The Black Barn--an otherworldly building allegedto have appeared in both the city and the small town throughout history,bringing death and madness in its wake.

Rural mystery and urban horror collidein this character-driven meditation on obsession, mental illness, and faith thatMark Millar (Hitgirl) called his "personal pick as the best comic of2018!" Also featuring a variant cover gallery from some of comics'best artists, including Cliff Chiang (PAPER GIRLS), Jock (WYTCHES), SkottieYoung (I HATE FAIRYLAND), and more!

Collects GIDEON FALLS#1-6

Reviews 1

Publisher's Weekly Review

In this spooky supernatural noir, disgraced priest Wilfred "Fred" Quinn, who struggles with alcoholism, gets ordered by his superior to the "nice little town" of Gideon Falls, where he replaces its deceased pastor. Things turn weird when the supposedly dead pastor materializes and shows Fred surreal visions of an eerie black barn, from which he emerges to discover a parishioner's violent murder. Fred's storyline is told in parallel with therapy sessions involving apparently schizophrenic, previously institutionalized Norton Sinclair and his skeptical therapist, Dr. Xu. Norton searches the town's trash for clues to what he is convinced is a looming evil in the form of the black barn, and his therapist does not believe him-until she begins having visions of the structure herself. The narrative is a solid example of mystery box storytelling, as pieces of the puzzle fall into place throughout the story. Lemire (Sweet Tooth) scripts apt conversational dialogue, and the verisimilitude is cemented by photo-realist artwork by Sorrentino (I, Vampire). This first volume, however, is all setup-mysteries layered one upon another. While the True Detective vibe is appealing, some readers may not have the patience to wait for the follow-up. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.